Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to Edit a Feature in 19 Days: Put a Ring on it – Day 18

Drama. This could possibly be the day the negates the whole series of How to Edit a Movie in 19 Days.

So we ended up losing all our music today (not as bad as it sounds. We’re only talking a couple of songs, but one fit really, really well.) The producers and musicians just couldn’t come to an agreement. Or they had creative differences, whatever. But as of now we're missing songs and a composer. They song writers were also working on a score.

On top of that we have a trailer due, and it was entrusted to an independent contractor, i.e...not me. But it was delivered, well, not quite complete and a few days late. So I have to try and throw something together for tomorrow. Trouble is, I don’t really have the proper music. The producers didn’t pass my original trailer because the music I had made it sound too “thillerish.” Probably because all the music I’ve accumulated over the years is from mostly horror projects. But, if they can get me some appropriate tracks I can put something together lickity split.

Oh yeah, I did some editing too. I finished my sound pass and got some notes on the rough cut from the producers. Seems, they’re overall happy, but had some specific notes and some worries about the pace. The 1st act is dragging a bit. I think it may be due to me lingering on shots a little too long, which I do tend to do sometimes. So I’m going to work on that tomorrow (unless I’m cutting a new trailer)/

Mr. Mcgill also came by and did about 4 hrs of color correction. He’s closing in on done.

Ok, gotta get some rest. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.


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